Former NFL WR Terrelle Pryor In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed, Woman In Custody

NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was stabbed in Pittsburgh overnight at the Heinz Lofts apartment complex overnight, multiple sources

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Former NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was stabbed in Pittsburgh and is in critical condition.

WTAE in Pittsburgh is reporting that the stabbing happened overnight at the Heinz Lofts apartments and Pryor arrived at the emergency room at 4:30 in the morning. Pryor is a native of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, about 27 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

Adam Schefter reported that Pryor underwent surgery on Saturday morning for stab wounds on his shoulder and chest.

Jeremy Fowler tweeted that a “close family friend of Terrelle Pryor told me the family does expect Pryor to survive the stabbing, and that several family members are by his side post-surgery as doctors monitor his progress.”

Police have a woman in custody at the Pittsburgh Police headquarters in connection with the stabbing of the 30-year-old Pryor. Authorities have not released her identity.

Pryor was a third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. The journeyman Pryor has been a member of the Oakland Raiders (2011–2013), Seattle Seahawks (2014), Kansas City Chiefs (2015), Cincinnati Bengals (2015), Cleveland Browns (2015–2016), Washington Redskins (2017), New York Jets (2018), Buffalo Bills (2018), and Jacksonville Jaguars (2019). Pryor hasn’t played this season after he was released by the Jaguars in September and is currently a free agent.

Pryor was regarded by many as the nation’s top football prospect of 2008, and was also a highly-recruited high school basketball player.

Pryor chose football and went to Ohio State, where he won the Big Ten Championship twice as the Buckeye’s starting quarterback.